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Paul Ackroyd's Awesome Tapes Special - 2012-02

Paul Ackroyd's Awesome Tapes Special - 2012-02

Playing tracks by

Na Hawa Doumbia, Mahmoud Ahmed, Ndiogou Seck, Solomon Manori + Chemaner Band, Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni and her Waka Moderniser India Waka and more.

For the uninitiated, Awesome Tapes From Africa is a blog that began in 2006 as a project sharing mp3s of obscure African cassettes. Fast-forward six years, and a veritable shedload of tapes later, and Awesome Tapes is now a proper record label, its debut release coming in the shape of Nâ Hawa Doumbia's excellent 1982 album 'La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 3'. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I've put together a two-hour Awesome Tapes special featuring a couple of tracks from the album, plus a huge stack of other ace tunes I'd never have known were it not for awesometapes.com. Not to be missed - plus don't forget to check the schedule for my regular show as well with music from all around the world.

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